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Israel hopes Polish anti-defamation law will be changed

Israel hopes Polish anti-defamation law will be changed Poland's President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference on February 6, 2018 in Warsaw to announces that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill which has sparked tensions with Israel, the U.S., and Ukraine. Yad Vashem, Israel's state authority on the Holocaust , said it understands the frustration in Poland with "misleading" terms like " Polish death camps " but added it ... [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan Trade Accusations After Deadly Kashmir Gunfire

India, Pakistan Trade Accusations After Deadly Kashmir Gunfire The prime minister said there might be differences among the political leaders but on the Kashmir issue, all the leadership was united and there were no two opinions. The people of Pakistan, he said, felt the pains and sufferings of the Kashmir people in IHK, who had been facing the illegal subjugation of the Indian rule for the last 70 years, and extended their whole-hearted support to the Kashmi... [Full Article...]

El Paso County deputy 'killed in line of duty' in Colorado Springs

El Paso County deputy 'killed in line of duty' in Colorado Springs That deputy was identified as 34-year-old Micah Flick . Officers from three Colorado agencies investigating an auto theft were confronted by a man at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs about 4 p.m., Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey said at a press conference. [Full Article...]

Gisele Bündchen congratulates the Eagles (and Bridget Moynahan chimes in)

Gisele Bündchen congratulates the Eagles (and Bridget Moynahan chimes in) Kevin Hart started Philadelphians' embarrassing celebrations early. At the beginning of their now-winning season, Long announced he would be donating his entire salary to educational charities through his own charity, the Chris Long Foundation. [Full Article...]

Modi calls for throwing out Congress from Karnataka

Modi calls for throwing out Congress from Karnataka The party's state unit had opened an online registry and used social media to personally invite the youth, techies, educated class and prominent citizens to the venue, assuring them of seating arrangements. The Prime Minister said that the Congress was standing at the exit gate and would be thrown out of power later this year, owing to multiple corruption charges and failing law and order. [Full Article...]

Beijing Debunks US Claims of Growing Chinese Influence in Latin America

Beijing Debunks US Claims of Growing Chinese Influence in Latin America Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, Tillerson damned what he called the failed model of Venezuela s "corrupt and hostile" regime and urged Latin American countries to be wary of the United States s emerging rivals for regional influence, China and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Palestine condemns granting of legal status to illegal settlements in West Bank

Palestine condemns granting of legal status to illegal settlements in West Bank At this point the community will have to start jumping through numerous bureaucratic hoops to move forward, but that most important first official threshold has finally been crossed. Mr Trump's reversal of decades of USA policy enraged Palestinians, who want to create an independent state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as their capital. [Full Article...]

Shooting in central Italy targets foreigners from Africa

Shooting in central Italy targets foreigners from Africa The mayor said the victims were five men and one woman and at least one person was in serious condition. Hospital officials say one of the six Africans wounded by a far-right Italian gunman has been treated for their injuries and released. [Full Article...]

Syria rejects United States claims on chemical weapon use

Mattis says it is clear that Assad's government has weaponized and used chlorine gas in the Syrian civil war. Meanwhile US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Friday that the Syrian government would be ill-advised to "go back to violating the chemical (weapons) convention". [Full Article...]

Juan Mata sends warning to Man United about Huddersfield experience

Juan Mata sends warning to Man United about Huddersfield experience The visitors barely created any chances and only registered three shots on target, and new signing Alexis Sanchez was far off the pace playing his new side, as the former Arsenal winger was constantly hounded and booed by the Spurs home fans. [Full Article...]

29 women held in Iran for protesting against hijab

29 women held in Iran for protesting against hijab The women of Iran have always been ignored. "Authorities know that if they don't crack down, Iranian women will continue to test the boundaries of what they can and cannot wear". Masih Alinejad, the Iranian activist behind the "White Wednesday" social media campaign against mandatory hijabs, who is now based in the United States, told CNN that the movement has not been influenced from over... [Full Article...]

Ammo seller to Las Vegas killer arrested on federal charges

Ammo seller to Las Vegas killer arrested on federal charges The DOJ's release claims that Haig told investigators that while he does reload ammunition, he does not sell it to customers and that none of the ammunition recovered from the shooting scene would have toll marks from his reloading equipment. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation criticizes new U.S. nuclear plan

Russian Federation criticizes new U.S. nuclear plan In his State of the Union address Tuesday, he made no mention of expansion, though he said the arsenal must deter acts of aggression. The 74-page NPR summary that was released Friday called North Korea a "clear and grave threat", and stated that any attack by the Kim Jong-un regime against the US or its allies will bring about "the end of that regime". [Full Article...]

North Korean skaters begin training for PyeongChang Games

North Korean skaters begin training for PyeongChang Games They plan to have a 90-minute protest each day from Sunday to Thursday. Pyeongchang 2018 officials were joined by officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Gangwon Province and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee. The rise of dating apps like Tinder could be to thank for an anticipated increase of sexual activity in the athletes village . Lee said she was in the audienc... [Full Article...]

Father lunges at Larry Nassar in court, charges that can be faced

Father lunges at Larry Nassar in court, charges that can be faced At Larry Nassar's third criminal sentencing hearing in MI, parents stood alongside their children, and told the former USA Gymnastics doctor how his sexual abuse hurt more than his 250-plus victims . The father then bolted towards Nassar , seated in an orange jump suit behind a nearby table. "My daughters are the heroes, and all the victims and the survivors of this bad atrocity", he... [Full Article...]

Turkey detains 13 over Syria operation criticism

Turkey detains 13 over Syria operation criticism Turkish operations , including airstrikes against targets in Afrin , are ongoing. "Why are certain [Western] countries trying to ignore the terrorists' actions?" The district is controlled by the US-backed the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Democratic Union Party (PYD) militias, which Ankara considers affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), designated as a terrorist orga... [Full Article...]

Kremlin 'very glad' at lifting of ban on 28 Russian athletes

Kremlin 'very glad' at lifting of ban on 28 Russian athletes Pro-Kremlin media outlet Izvestiya reported earlier this week that the competition for banned athletes would take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics . The IOC warned that "this may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping", saying it was considering an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal. [Full Article...]

Boeing lands $6.56 billion missile defense contract

Boeing lands $6.56 billion missile defense contract Wednesday's test involved a ballistic missile armed with a dummy warhead being launched from an aircraft, followed by land based Aegis assets acquiring and tracking the missile before firing a Raytheon-built SM-3 Block IIA ballistic missile on an intercept course. [Full Article...]

Syrian regime targets E. Ghouta with gas: White Helmets

Syrian regime targets E. Ghouta with gas: White Helmets The event was, however, boycotted by many global players such as the United States, Britain and France who stayed away because of what they said was the Syrian government's reluctance to engage. Heather Nauert, the US State Department spokesperson, said on Thursday that the US was "extremely concerned" about reports of the Assad regime carrying out another chlorine gas attack. [Full Article...]

Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter After all, as meteorologists are quick to point out, Groundhog Day is based entirely on superstition. Mayor de Blasio famously dropped the Staten Island groundhog during the 2014 ceremony, and it died weeks later. "He issued this proclamation on Candlemas , and yes, Groundhog Day". Donated by Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot, Potomac Phil makes two predictions every year: one abou... [Full Article...]


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